Meg Myers stopped by NPR’s Tiny Desk to perform a fierce trio of songs on Wednesday (March 6).
Packing a full band behind the famously miniscule desk — including an upright piano, electric guitar, brushed drums and a full string quartet — Myers kicked her set off with album cut “Jealous Sea” from her 2018 LP Take Me To The Disco. Dressed in a long-sleeved, sequin-encrusted periwinkle bodysuit, the singer-songwriter unflinchingly wailed about a nameless ex with equal parts anger, fear, envy and lust.
Next, Myers belted out “Tear Me To Pieces,” delivering blow-after-blow with lyrics including, “Hush, hush, ashes and dust/ Trouble’s not worth the pleasure but I feel alive/ Lust, lust, never enough/Indelible human nature keeps me up at night,” before finishing the performance off with a fiery cover of “Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush.
Watch the full Tiny Desk performance below.